About matthew mcglynn

matt mcglynn is the founder of what is arguably the best microphone website in the world, He is a lifelong technologist with a super-power of making order out of chaos and an unhealthy fascination with professional audio gear.

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Posts by matt

Conclusion to the Giant Ribbon Shootout

In which we circle back after 3 years (!) and wrap up the most ambitious and expensive ribbon microphone test ever made.

Posted:Monday, May 26th, 2014
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ADK T-Fet Mic Review

Hear ADK’s five new $1800 microphones on the wonderful voice of Youtube star Lauren O’Connell.

Posted:Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Triad-Orbit Orbital Mic Adaptor Review

A full review of the best microphone accessory I’ve ever seen. “Precise mic placement without compromise,” indeed!

Posted:Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Introducing the Royer R-121 XL

Burbank, CA (April 1, 2014) — Royer Labs announces the availability of the R-121 XL, the world’s longest ribbon microphone. Featuring an 8-inch long ribbon, the R-121 XL delivers unprecedented proximity effect and low-frequency extension. “We began with the R-121 ribbon motor,” says designer David Royer, “and just made it a lot longer. The commercial […]

Posted:Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
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New microphones at NAMM 2014

As I made the rounds at the NAMM show in January, two products were on everybody’s mind… two new products that seem to have captured people’s imaginations in a way that a roomful of inexpensive cardioid condensers will never do. Two products that made people ask, “Did you see that?” Followed immediately by, “You should […]

Posted:Monday, March 31st, 2014
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New mics at AES

The Fall 2013 AES show introduced a handful of fantastic new microphones. This recap of same is a bit delinquent, coming after the 2014 NAMM show, but serves both to highlight some worthy products, and to illustrate an interesting difference between these two trade shows: the AES convention brings out all the little boutique manufacturers, […]

Posted:Friday, February 21st, 2014

Introducing the Colour

My pal Peterson Goodwyn of DIY Recording Equipment is launching one of the coolest new audio products I’ve seen in a long time. Read on for the inside scoop on the Colour. It puts three stages of analog saturation into a shockingly affordable 500-series device. It might just be the perfect tool for taking the […]

Posted:Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Studio Remodel, part III

Part III of the studio remodel: texture, paint, lights, and the final two layers of floor.

Posted:Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
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Studio Remodel, Part II

I’m documenting the remodeling and soundproofing of my home/project studio. This is part 2.

Posted:Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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